- A chieftain of APC in Niger state, Jonathan Vasta, has berated President Buhari over security challenges rocking the country
- Speaking in reaction to Kukah's message, Vasta urged the FG to leave the cleric alone
- Nigerians have continued to react to Kukah’s Christmas message where he accused Buhari's government of nepotism
Jonathan Vatsa, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger state, has asked the federal government and Arewa youths to leave Bishop Mathew Kukah alone over his Christmas message.
The Sun said that the fiery cleric's Christmas message has continued to generate mixed reactions from Nigerians both at home and abroad.
Legit.ng gathered that Vasta, however, asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to address the issues raised by Bishop Kukah in his message.
Vatsa, who is an aide to Niger governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, made the disclosure in Minna in a statement titled, "When shall we accept the truth,” where he said that all issues raised by Bishop Kukah were the truth.
The APC leader said it was unfortunate that some ‘political contractors’ were picking holes on what he said was “the truth and sincere assessments of the present situation in the country.”
Vasta noted that the divisions among Nigerians under President Muhamadu Buhari were more visible than the one that led to civil war in the 60s.
He expressed the regret that rather than look at Kukah’s assessment of the situation in the country and try to proffer solutions to them, the federal government and its sympathisers were picking holes and politicising Kukah’s “genuine and sincere observations.”
The governor's aide said the Niger state had lost its peace in the last six years due to bandits activities with the government spending more money fighting security issues than on infrastructure.
Vasta said the greatest challenge facing the Buhari administration was its inability to accept genuine criticism, correct its mistakes and forge ahead.
He said apart from security challenges, hunger and poverty had taken over the country, saying the feeding formula of the average Nigerian had changed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, lent his voice to the growing agitation for an Igbo presidency in 2023.
It was reported that the northern politician said the southeast will have to work hard for the presidency as it will not be got on a platter of gold.
According to him, though the zone has sufficient grounds to seek the number one office, hard work, and not a mere wish, is what will make Igbo presidency a reality.
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